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THANK YOU! I was wondering what was going on. I thought I finally lost my mind for good.

about 17 hours ago
trolley in Site Talk
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Affordable wedding catering in Los Angeles

Heirloom LA? What types of cuisines are you looking for? Can you get a taco truck? Dim sum?

Dec 15, 2014
trolley in Los Angeles Area

Can I pipe cream cheese frosting on a cupcake?

I've used the Martha Stewart recipe which is 8oz cream cheese to 8 oz butter. it's just fine. but i always add in the sugar a little at a time. only bc I prefer a not very sweet frosting. I think 1 cup of sugar is about right. well hello to you in Denver. I'm in Boulder :)

Dec 15, 2014
trolley in Cookware

Can I pipe cream cheese frosting on a cupcake?

sure JudyDenver. I pipe cream cheese frosting all the time. if too runny you can add more powdered sugar. if too stiff you can add a few drops of milk. Are you really in Denver?

Dec 15, 2014
trolley in Cookware

Difference between coconut cream and milk?

I have one teeny tiny asian store in my town. otherwise i have to travel 30 min to one. this is especially difficult for me as i'm asian and lived in Los Angeles for 15 yrs. LA is as Asian as it gets. I like the Trader Joes coconut cream but they have no ETA on it as of last week.

Dec 14, 2014
trolley in General Topics

Difference between coconut cream and milk?

That's so funny! except i didn't have almond flour so i used hazelnut flour. interesting flavor. maybe it's better with almond. i was in favor of the whole "nutella" flavor profile but i think the olive oil may put a bit of a twist on it. maybe it's not the best twist. it's good and does have that nutella flavor tho. it's a very adult cake. interestingly, my 6 year old liked it a lot. more than my husband!!

Dec 14, 2014
trolley in General Topics
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Difference between coconut cream and milk?

I did buy regular coconut milk. Thai Kitchen brand. I put the can in the fridge overnight. When I opened the can today, the whole separation thing that everyone talks of didn't happen. it was still milk. So I whipped it and lo and behold! It became whipped cream. I whipped it a ton and it remained soft but still became a nice cream. It works. Not the best results but acceptable enough to put on top of the Nigella Lawson's Olive Oil Chocolate cake!

Dec 14, 2014
trolley in General Topics

Difference between coconut cream and milk?

I can't seem to find coconut cream. I found coconut milk :(

Dec 14, 2014
trolley in General Topics

Difference between coconut cream and milk?

Is there one? Trader Joe's has run out of their coconut cream for now. I need to make coconut whipped cream for tomorrow. Can I use coconut milk??

Dec 13, 2014
trolley in General Topics

recipe nutrition information?

it may be round about way but there is a feature in the myfitnesspal app (diet and exercise app) that lets you put your own recipes in. as long as you know how many servings it will calculate the basics like calories.

Dec 13, 2014
trolley in General Topics

Girls weekend...night out in Denver

Hi there. this is a really slow board. We're all too busy biking and hiking ;) Or so I'm assuming. I've had a decent group dinner (7 of us) at Acorn. There is work and Class which is great for happy hour and right near is Los Chingones. I hear that's good too but never been. I'm going to Lower48 next week. Let you know if it's fun or not.

Dec 12, 2014
trolley in Mountain States

Gluten-free crackers for cheese course?

Edward and Sons
Almond Nut thins. We like the lightly salted in the light blue box.
Mary's crackers. Favorites are onion and black pepper

Dec 12, 2014
trolley in Special Diets

What are your stovetop oatmeal tricks?

I don't really like steel cut either. i also don't think you can truly compare the two bc even though they're both "oatmeal"they're very different, kind of like rice and quinoa. I also don't like the fussiness and the prep of steel cut. there's too much preparing ahead. however, have you tried the Trader Joe's frozen steel cut oatmeal? now that is really good.

Dec 11, 2014
trolley in Home Cooking

What are your stovetop oatmeal tricks?

it tastes "eggy" yes, but, i'm wondering if you could mix it with milk when you add the egg in. Oh, and one more thing, I add vanilla. like a 1/2 tsp or so. it gives it the custardy taste.

Dec 10, 2014
trolley in Home Cooking

What are your stovetop oatmeal tricks?

ok, i'm kind of kidding. i ate oatmeal everyday for 4 years and one day I just said enough. Since then I haven't been able to turn back to it. One of the last days of oatmeal, i used to make it with milk and then crack an egg on it. Put a little cinnamon too. It came out like a creamy stove top custard. You can go savory too but I prefer sweet. all a little honey and it's a delicious breakfast with protein.

Dec 10, 2014
trolley in Home Cooking
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What are your stovetop oatmeal tricks?

not making it.

Dec 10, 2014
trolley in Home Cooking

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - December 2014

OMG!! what a great idea Ttrockwood for the lemon squeeze. And I like the snacky plate idea. yum yum. I ate half the can for lunch today and promised myself i'd save the other half for tomorrow. no deal. They were in my belly before dinner.

Dec 08, 2014
trolley in Chains
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Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - December 2014

YAY- Dolmas. The canned ones. Ate the entire can today. I know some friends of mine scoffed at the idea of canned dolmas, but i think most dolmas are canned anyway. I once had fresh dolmas at a party and the leaves were a bit too fresh for my taste.

Dec 08, 2014
trolley in Chains
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Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - December 2014

I had a bad time with the corn pasta. but perhaps over boiled it which is the key/disaster to GF pasta.

Dec 08, 2014
trolley in Chains

Which Trader Joe's Holiday Items do you wish they had year-round?

just realized I said white chocolate chips already. well, i guess i really want them year round.

Dec 08, 2014
trolley in Chains

Which Trader Joe's Holiday Items do you wish they had year-round?

WHITE CHOCOLATE CHIPS!!

Dec 08, 2014
trolley in Chains
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Nigella's Chocolate Olive Oil Cake...substitutions??

Bob's Red Mill makes Hazelnut flour...

Dec 08, 2014
trolley in Home Cooking

Nigella's Chocolate Olive Oil Cake...substitutions??

yes, I stand corrected!! thanks!

Dec 08, 2014
trolley in Home Cooking

Nigella's Chocolate Olive Oil Cake...substitutions??

i know that the almond meal is supposed to make the cake lighter. I wonder if hazelnut will have the same effect?

Dec 07, 2014
trolley in Home Cooking

Nigella's Chocolate Olive Oil Cake...substitutions??

Has anyone ever made this cake? and if so I was thinking of replacing the almond meal with hazelnut meal. Would it work? Would it taste ok? or does the flavor profile need almond and hazelnut is too much? Thoughts?

http://www.nigella.com/recipes/view/C...

Dec 07, 2014
trolley in Home Cooking

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - December 2014

So I bought the Peppermint pretzel thins. You're right. My bag must have been defective as well. When I reaching for some more, the bag was empty.

Dec 07, 2014
trolley in Chains
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Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - December 2014

oh that's a weird bag. you know you can always take it back to TJ's. No questions asked. You can tell them of them of the bag defect and they'll replace it ;)

Dec 05, 2014
trolley in Chains
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Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - December 2014

yes, totally non-alcoholic. they don't even sell alcohol at my TJ's so there's no mistake about that!

Dec 05, 2014
trolley in Chains
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Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - December 2014

YAAY! Ginger Brew. YAAAAY!!!

Left the cooked sausage stuffing out all night. Safe?

you'll probably be fine. is your house very warm? my mom doesn't believe in refrigerating food. she'll make a pot of soup and leave it out all day or broil fish and leave it out all day. She's almost 80.

Dec 01, 2014
trolley in General Topics